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Global coronavirus epidemic not the time for narrow-minded political games

It's natural that COVID-19 has become an issue in the election campaign. It fueled fierce disagreements between Republicans and Democrats instead of generating a calm debate about necessary actions, such as support of medical workers and how poor citizens will pay for testing and hospitalization. Public crises should only ever be managed responsibly and with international cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 20:08:44

Make America healthy again!

Making America healthy again is indeed in the interest of China. China's economy can't ramp up again if the rest of the world continues to slide into the abyss of a dangerous epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 17:53:41

CIA needs to look in the mirror before pointing fingers at China

While the US resorts to nearly every possible means to collect intelligence, some of which even seriously break the moral ground, it continues to lash out at China calling it a cybersecurity threat, which is the classical practice of a thief crying "Stop thief."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 13:29:40

Chinese NGO donates epidemic prevention materials to S. Korea

A donation ceremony was held at the South Korean embassy in Beijing on Wednesday, during which 10,000 protective outfits, 100,000 medical masks and 2,000 kilograms of disinfectants were donated to South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 13:23:40

Will epidemic become a 'black swan' for US election?

Biden is likely to stress the importance of China-US relations, but will also pressure China on issues such as trade, intellectual property rights and even human rights. As a political veteran, Biden is well aware that the Taiwan question is the most important and most sensitive core issue in bilateral relations and he is unlikely to play the fool with the one-China principle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 0:55:54

US forces the burden of peace in Afghanistan upon Central and South Asian countries

Moreover, China will also get involved in the construction of a China-Pakistan railway and a China-Afghanistan road, as well as 5G development in Afghanistan, to provide more opportunities for the peace process to succeed in Afghanistan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 0:18:40

Are voters ready for Sanders' socialism?

If competition exists between the governance models for various countries, the focus should be put not only on high technology, but also on which country has the ability to effectively reduce poverty and enable low-income people to enjoy more equitable healthcare, education, and job opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 18:28:40

Washington's handling of coronavirus demonstrates political flaws, healthcare woes

This was a reflection of bureaucracy within the US government, which is not ready to face an emergency like the outbreak of the COVID-19. Hence, the insufficient parts of such a mechanism are revealed in the confusion of contradictory official statements, delayed announcements and a lack of transparency.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 17:53:40

How coronavirus reveals weakness in US healthcare system

While many problems remain, I am confident as I witness the Trump administration definitely strengthening the middle class over the past four years. Let's hope they reign in the excesses of the billionaires and address the serious weaknesses of healthcare sector. I have a sense the arrival of this coronavirus will act as an impetus to address both.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 14:38:40

US capping of Chinese journalists defies respect for differences

Even if Beijing does not retaliate, the US is expected to take further actions in a bid to restrict Chinese media's engagement in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 21:26:53

A black swan the US didn't see coming

It is high time Washington gets its act together and quit playing Cold War games and bashing China when urgent international cooperation in disease control is a necessity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 19:48:40

Will US system withstand test of COVID-19?

“Our relationship with China is very good. Maybe it's closer because of what's happened here. You know, in a certain way, this can bring the world closer.” These words are no doubt bitter medicine for irate China hawks, but music to the ears of those who wish to regain lost ground in bringing the two nations closer together.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 15:03:40

Equitable access to vaccines of vital importance: biomedical expert

The speed at which the virus has been identified is a testament to the changes in public health and the growth of scientific expertise in China since SARS and the strong global coordination through the World Health Organization (WHO). The rapid dissemination of the virus' genetic sequence by Chinese authorities enabled scientists around the world to initiate research into potential vaccines and treatments. All of this is to be commended.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 12:28:40

US crackdown on China's media contravenes principle of freedom of the press

The recent moves by the US government will not achieve the results it wants. The deliberate discrimination against the Chinese media will only make the international community more aware of the double standard of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/1 16:38:40

Taliban peace deal ends US' longest, most flawed war

The Trump administration, which is all about “American First,” wants to get rid of the burden of Afghanistan, and there could be severe consequences. Washington should end its interference in Afghanistan in a responsible way. Afghanistan still has a long way to go before realizing peace and stability on its own terms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/2 19:53:41

Virus fight offers cooperation opportunities

Let's toss narrow-minded hurtful rhetoric in the garbage heap of history. If there is an upside to the novel coronavirus epidemic, it could be to inspire and create new opportunities for cooperation between China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/2 17:33:41

Capacity of state in China to deal with epidemic far more developed than Western govt: Martin Jacques

I think the great lesson is going to be that disease knows no barriers. There are no borders. It can and does go anywhere, everywhere. The initial reaction was to say this is a Chinese disease, which is absolute nonsense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/1 10:58:40

Pompeo makes it a habit of blaming China, but politicizing virus is not good for the US

We shouldn't care too much about Pompeo's smearing words. China's hard work is self-evident, and we don't need the US to make a final judgment. Other countries do not believe everything Pompeo says. China's victory over COVID-19 will be the best weapon to fight against such slander.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/1 15:08:40